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Who Wins When the U.S. Restricts Religious Freedom?

There is one thing the opponents of the Cordoba Initiative (that plans to build an Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero) have in common with the Cordoba Initiative's leadership: their clear con
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U.S. Deficit Problem = U.S. Health Care Cost Problem

Sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words.
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Our Response to Immigrants: A Blaring Horn or a Beautiful Song?

"I'm against you guys." A middle-aged man from Cincinnati proudly wearing an American flag on his T-shirt defiantly uttered these words to me a few weeks ago in Columbus, Ohio.
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Missouri's Health-Care Dilemma

Yesterday, by a 3-to-1 margin, Missouri voters passed
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Religious Freedom and the Mosque and Community Center

In a unanimous vote yesterday New York City's historic landmarks commission voted to withhold historic protection from the downtown building slated to become a Muslim community center (called Park5
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The Immoral Impediments to Immigration Reform

One day I'd love to understand why conservatives seem so good at public relations, while liberals, at ridicule.
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Why I Am Not Quitting Christianity

By now, most of you have heard of the dramatic news of Anne Rice's simple statement of "quitting Christianity." I'm amazed how much coverage this has received -- everywhere.
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Abraham, Joseph, and Today's Immigrants

Abraham and Sarah left all that was familiar and dear to them to follow the promise of a better future.
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Stark Inequality, Bad Economic Policy

As is pretty universally agreed by economists and (these days) ignored by many politicians -- who seem determined to run on a Herbert Hoover platform -- in the short term, the government must and
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